The last season of the Kristin Wiig and Andy Samberg era of “Saturday Night Live” will go out with an Emmy bang.
Public television network PBS surprised Hollywood by landing 58 Emmy award nominations on Thursday, the third-highest total among all the nets, thanks to the critically acclaimed drama “Downton Abbey” and a Sherlock Holmes miniseries.
Nominees in major categories for the 2012 Emmy Awards announced by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and actress Kerry Washington Thursday morning.
“I think I’ll set a trend here and we’ll see a lot of people wearing pajamas next year.” — Jimmy Kimmel
Dramas “American Horror Story” and “Downton Abbey” earned the favor of Emmy award voters on Thursday and joined a list of past favorites including “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” among nominees for the top US television honors.
The art and craft of special effects can make viewers believe that alien invaders walk among us on “Falling Skies” or add the Atlantic City shoreline to a New York set for “Boardwalk Empire.”